An Azur Air flight with 240 passengers on board and seven crew members was diverted to Uzbekistan within the early hours of Saturday after bomb-threat, officers.
The flight was scheduled to land on the Dabolim airport in South Goa at 4.15 am, a senior police official stated. The flight (AZV2463) operated by Azur Air was diverted earlier than it entered the Indian air house, he stated.
“It was diverted after an e mail was acquired at 12.30 am by the Dabolim airport director that talked about a few bomb being planted on the airplane,” the official stated.
That is the second time in a month that such an incident has taken place. Earlier this month, a Moscow-Goa chartered flight had been diverted to Jamnagar, Gujarat after Goa ATC acquired a bomb menace.
All of the 244 passengers and crew members have been evacuated safely and the airplane is being checked by native authorities together with the police and Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad, stated Inspector Normal of Police (Rajkot and Jamnagar Vary), Ashok Kumar Yadav.
It was later given a inexperienced sign to fly after investigation revealed no menace to the flight.